The Docs Set Talk Box Sets


Thursday 16 November, 3:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

The Factory


With binge-watching TV series becoming the norm, the panel of successful local documentary-makers discuss the rise of the boxset, and discuss the art of telling a single story and maintaining audiences over multiple episodes.


Rachel Hooper (Creative Director, Walk On Air Films)



Austin Irwin

Series Producer/Director- Jailed: Inside Maghaberry Prison, BBC

Austen Irwin is a Series Producer and Director. He most recently made the hit BBC series, Jailed: Inside Maghaberry Prison. Previously, he worked across flagship BBC network brands such as "Wanted Down Under", "The One Show", “Countryfile" and produced and directed several network series’ for the BBC, such as "Crime: Are Were Tough Enough?"

Gillian Callan

Series Producer/Director- The Year That Rocked Irish Dancing, BBC

Gillian is a documentary filmmaker working in both TV and theatrical feature documentaries. Her latest BBC box set credits include ´The Year that Rocked Irish Dancingˋ and ´Accused: A Mother on Trialˋ. She also recently produced the feature documentary ´I Dream in Photosˋ.

Natalie Maynes

Series Producer/Director- The Disappearance of April Jones, C4

Natalie Maynes is a documentary maker with a track record for making premium box sets, observational and talent led documentaries. Recent credits include BAFTA Cymru nominated The Disappearance of April Jones for Channel 4, RTS award winning Forensics: The Real CSI, and RTS award winning Patrick Kielty: 100 Years of Union for the BBC.